We live in an era where photography is so pervasive and ephemeral that apps get multi-billion dollar valuations on the promise of deleting your images.
It’s a state of affairs that would no doubt flummox Ansel Adams, who saw in photography the possibility for “endless horizons of meaning” (today, it’s endless horizons of memes).
Readers are no doubt intimately familiar with Adams’ life and work, but we still found this short video appreciation of the master enjoyable. It details Adams’ growth as a photographer, his technique and his legacy in an era of image overload.
Photographer Jeff Jacobson has built a distinguished career—and published three books— by following his instincts, and by pursuing personal projects without preconceived ideas about where the projects might lead. But good photographs don’t just happen, of course. Jacobson explains his method for making photographs, and how he teaches it to workshop students, in a PDN... More ›
The majority of artists aren’t earning a living from sales of their artwork, a new survey suggests. Instead, they rely primarily on freelance and contract work, or other jobs, to make an average of $20,000–$30,000 annually. The survey, “A study on the financial state of visual artists today,” was conducted by The Creative Independent, a... More ›
Artist statements induce more headaches, loathing and procrastination than just about anything else on a photographer’s to-do list. But it is possible to tame a lot of that misery with a change of perspective, and a straightforward approach to the task. In our story “Conquering the Dreaded Artist Statement: Expert Advice for Writing about Art... More ›